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Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

What is taking place in Palestine is not a 'conflict'. We readily utilize the term but, in fact, the word 'conflict' is misleading. It equates between oppressed Palestinians and Israel, a military power that stands in violation of numerous United Nations ... More >>

Wet weather closes North Island roads

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 11:29 am | RNZ

The weather system that brought flooding to the East Coast now is tracking across the lower North Island, causing rising river levels and closing roads. More >>

Give Agriculture a Fair Go

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:26 am | Primary Land Users Group

Currently there many groups out there, large and small, that seem to believe that farming is the root of all evil in relation to the environment. They make statements about intensive agriculture and pastoral farming being emitters of methane, farming ... More >>

The News Crisis & Scoop - Once More Unto The Breach

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:00 am | Alastair Thompson

Today as our 19th year of publishing begins, the simple truth is that the global News Media is fighting at present for its survival with only bows and arrows, against an enemy armed with cannons. More >>

Auckland buildings with Grenfell Tower-type cladding named

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 4:16 pm | RNZ

Twenty-five buildings in Auckland, including more than half a dozen apartment blocks, have cladding of the type that burned on the Grenfell Tower in London. More >>

Evidence used for meth evictions and costs questioned

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:30 pm | RNZ

A state house tenant was evicted from her home and stung for $20,000 over a now-discredited meth test and because she had a relative who "may" have been involved with drugs. More >>

Council weighs subsidy to save Kāpiti-Auckland service

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:24 pm | RNZ

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is considering subsidising an airline wanting to provide flights to Auckland. More >>

Woman has benefit wrongly suspended for second time

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:21 pm | RNZ

An Auckland mum who was told by Work and Income that her benefit had been cut because she'd been on two Tinder dates has had her payments wrongly suspended for a second time. More >>

Girl with disability misses school after ministry delay

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:15 pm | RNZ

A 12-year-old girl with disabilities had her transport to school cut off for weeks due to delays from the Ministry of Education. More >>

Skyscraper steel from China still under review - council

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:09 pm | RNZ

Documents claiming the steel for the Seascape skyscraper in Auckland meets New Zealand standards are being assessed by the council. More >>

Tackling youth crime: Intervening earlier is better

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:06 pm | RNZ

Justice sector science advisor Dr Ian Lambie's just released report recommends the adoption of what's called "development crime prevention" to reduce rates of youth crime by focusing on children from an early age and previous generations. More >>

PM on three strikes law: 'It's simply democracy'

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:58 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand First putting the brakes on the plan to repeal the three strikes law is "simply democracy and MMP". More >>

Gordon Campbell on Sir Peter Gluckman and his prisons report

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:06 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Sir Peter Gluckman and his report on prison reform First published on Werewolf More >>

NZPC slammed in open letter to Ministers from “sex workers”

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:01 pm | Renee Gerlich

On Saturday, an open letter was sent to Government Ministers from several self-described “sex workers”. The letter, penned by well known Auckland stripper Lisa Lewis, challenges the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC), its use of funding, and ... More >>

The MONK’estra - Transcending time, space and silence

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 11:11 am | Joseph Cederwall

The performance by John Beasley’s Monk’estra, playing the music of Thelonious Monk, at the Wellington Jazz Fest was a truly remarkable and transcendent experience and the highlight of the festival for me. More >>

Let's treasure our tamariki and kaiako in early education

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 8:52 am | Lynley Tulloch

I believe in education. I’ve made it my lifetime passion – particularly early childhood education (ECE). So it troubles me that problems in New Zealand’s ECE sector have been the focus of a lot of media interest and public dialogue recently. ... More >>

Big Fat Lies and the New Zealand Dairy Industry

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 8:50 am | Lynley Tulloch

On 8 June 2018 I attended the all-day Animal Advocacy Hui at Manurewa Marae organised by Associate Minister of Agriculture, Meka Whaitiri. The stated purpose of the Hui was to give the animal advocate sector an opportunity to be heard by Government. More >>

PM's Presser 11/6/18: A Little Correction

Monday, 11 June 2018, 5:04 pm | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today said her coalition parties were in 'universal agreement' the current justice system was not working and 'US style' mass incarceration was not the answer. This came after Justice Minister Andrew Little announced he would ... More >>

Australian University Funding and Western Civilisation

Monday, 11 June 2018, 3:13 pm | Binoy Kampmark

There is a lot of tattle going on about why the Australian National University rebuffed, after a series of talks, the offer for the establishment of a specific bachelors degree that would feature Western Civilisation as its content. It would have been ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the media vs Trump's untruth-in-packaging

Monday, 11 June 2018, 12:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the media’s untruth-in-packaging problem with the Trump circus First published on Werewolf More >>

Transpower thinks over supply constraints and fuel shortages

Sunday, 10 June 2018, 2:09 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Transpower is not going to change the way it calculates the Hydro Risk Curves following Genesis Energy warning about challenges getting fuel supplies in the future. However, it will be adding an extra validation step around assumed thermal fuel consumption ... More >>

‘Green’ mining encouraged, but barriers remain

Sunday, 10 June 2018, 2:05 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has encouraged the mining sector to look at NZ’s strategic mineral potential after the release of a GNS Science study. More >>

National holds Northcote in by-election

Saturday, 9 June 2018, 9:03 pm | The Scoop Team

National has held the seat of Northcote in a by-election marked by a low turnout. More >>

The Food of Movement: Anthony Bourdain’s Universal Eater

Saturday, 9 June 2018, 5:21 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Food of Movement: Anthony Bourdain’s Universal Eater Bruce Chatwin considered movement the indispensable feature of the human species. Sedentary natures killed through asphyxiation; a refusal to move suggested an acceptance of death. Walking ... More >>

Fake News and political establishment leading Colombia back to war

Friday, 8 June 2018, 2:35 pm | Joseph Cederwall

On June 17th Colombia votes in the final runoff round in one of its most pivotal and closely fought Presidential elections in decades. The two remaining candidates are starkly polarised, as are the potential outcomes for Colombia and the region ... More >>

Christian McBride’s New Jawn - No Yawn

Friday, 8 June 2018, 2:23 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Grammy-winning bassist, composer and bandleader Christian McBride played with his intriguingly named ‘New Jawn’ on a wintery Wellington wednesday to open the Wellington Jazz Fest. As he explained ‘jawn’ is simply slang from his hometown of Philadelphia ... More >>

Dazzled by Tech: Universities, Googlification and Microsoft

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 1:23 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The mechanical, robotic striving of university politburos and their jack boot managers have always been interesting when it comes to one particular topic: the role of technology and its adoption. For it is in technology that the mediocre paper clip shuffler can ... More >>

Binoy Kampmark: The Power of Self-Pardon

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1:22 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“If a president was dumb enough to pardon himself that would be such an arrogant statement of power that the House would probably impeach him in a week and the Senate would convict him.” Newt Gingrich , Jun 5, 2018 More >>

Gordon Campbell on Jim Bolger’s workplace reform task force

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:55 am | Gordon Campbell

T he neo-liberal wing of the National Party has never really felt that Jim Bolger was one of them, and the feeling was entirely mutual. Back in October 1980 when the ideologues wanted Bolger to topple Robert Muldoon (in the so called ‘colonels coup’) ... More >>

Ramzy Baroud: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:54 am | Ramzy Baroud

June 5, 2018 marks the 51st anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. More >>

An open letter to Dr Stewart Jessamine, GM of MedSafe and NZ representative to the WHO

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:30 pm | The Hemp Foundation

An open letter to Dr Stewart Jessamine, GM of MedSafe and NZ representative to the WHO More >>

Gordon Campbell on the talks with North Korea

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:15 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on what we can expect from the talks with North Korea First published on Werewolf More >>

After-hours care costs hits poor families hard

Friday, 1 June 2018, 4:17 pm | RNZ

A west Auckland Māori urban authority says the government needs to take control of the soaring cost of after-hours medical care. More >>

The establishment of affordable housing zones

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:17 pm | Veronica Harrod

Nationally land and property developers are not building affordable housing which is why the Government could consider setting aside affordable housing zones by statute. More >>

NZ economy forecast set to outpace most of OECD

Friday, 1 June 2018, 12:16 pm | RNZ

The New Zealand economy is set to grow at a faster pace than most of the countries in the 35-strong OECD, with activity shifting from consumption to investment. More >>

Biggest polytech makes $31m deficit, adviser appointed

Friday, 1 June 2018, 12:06 pm | RNZ

Auditors have posted a question mark over the viability of the country's largest polytechnic, Unitec, after it reported a $31 million deficit for 2017. More >>

Tourism sector anxious about proposed border tax

Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:43 am | RNZ

Tourism and aviation industries are anxious about exactly how the government's proposed border tax will work. More >>

Meth compensation: Twyford not ruling it out, or in

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:59 am | RNZ

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has announced a major review into the meth contamination saga and now says he is not ruling out the possibility of compensation. More >>

Emerging Market Meltdown Could Undermine Oil Rally

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:14 am |

Saudi Arabia and Russia just destroyed the oil price rally, potentially putting an end to all the speculation about what the group might do next. But higher production doesn't necessarily mean higher oil prices are entirely out of the question, and ... More >>

Winter causes 'intense' pressure for homelessness sector

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:53 am | RNZ

It's the first day of winter and while some people stock up on heaters, electric blankets and duvets, hundreds of others are seeking shelter in doorways to escape the cold. More >>

Jim Rose on Gangs – Analysis without Context

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:03 pm | Kim Workman

The opinion piece by economist Jim Rose, ‘Extra prisoners are nearly all gang members - that's hardly a crisis’ (Dominion Post, 29th May) demonstrates what happens when an economist relies on statistical analysis without an understanding of context. More >>

Benefit increase negatively affects housing eligibility

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 5:26 pm | RNZ

A benefit aimed at helping people find private rental homes is proving to be a double-edged sword, emergency housing providers say. More >>

Finance companies fined $720k for 'cynical' repo tactics

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 5:20 pm | RNZ

Two Auckland finance companies have been fined $720,000 for what the judge has described as "cynical" and "deliberate" offending. More >>

NZ's recycling system fundamentally broken - report

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 4:58 pm | RNZ

Last year, China banned imports of various recyclable materials until the end of this year. However, it is likely there will be a further extension of the restrictions, as the country looks to improve the health of its environment. More >>

'Inhumane' to hold NZ boy in Australian detention centre

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 4:51 pm | RNZ

Holding young people and adults together in immigration detention is "inhumane", an immigration lawyer says in light of a New Zealand teenager being held in these conditions. More >>

Three strikes for controversial law

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 4:42 pm | RNZ

The 'three strikes' law is set to be axed, with Justice Minister Andrew Little saying he will take a proposal to Cabinet to repeal it. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the carnage being caused by Police pursuits

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:36 pm | Gordon Campbell

Must be that time again. Time for the Independent Police Complaints Authority (IPCA) to produce yet another review of the high speed pursuit policy, which the Police will no doubt ignore, and shelve alongside all the others. They’re consistent like ... More >>

Conflict Theory and Biosphere Annihilation

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:42 am | Robert J. Burrowes

In a recent article titled ‘ Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts’ , I pointed out that existing conflict theory pays little attention to the extinction-causing conflict being ongoingly generated by human over-consumption in the finite planetary ... More >>

8 lessons I learned on Palestine from 8 Western Nations

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:41 am | Ramzy Baroud

On February 20, 2018, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine ... More >>

New Zealand nurses vote for nationwide strike

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:01 am | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) reported on Monday that a majority of its 27,000 members in public hospitals voted in favour of a nationwide strike. More >>

Crucial that 'Māori are central' to health review

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:29 pm | RNZ

Health workers want a review into the state of the health sector to be quick and inclusive to curb the suffering of vulnerable communities. More >>

Psychology 'very cold, robotic' for Māori

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:25 pm | RNZ

A Waikato psychologist says Māori face active resistance to their very presence in the psychology profession. More >>

Ardern 'taking a breather' as birth date nears

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:17 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's taking one day at at time, as her 17 June due date draws near. More >>

Universities, Branding and Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 3:28 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The modern university is a tertiary colonising institution. Like the old mercantilist bodies – the Dutch East India Company and its equivalents – the educational world is there to be acquired by bureaucrats, teachers and, it is hoped, suitable recruits. More >>

Gordon Campbell on showing love to farmers over M Bovis

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 12:13 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on showing maximum love to farmers over M Bovis First published on Werewolf More >>

Scoop multimedia: M bovis eradication announcement

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:21 am | The Scoop Team

On Monday afternoon the Government announced plans to attempt to eradicate cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand [ MPI alert ]. A technical briefing was followed by the official announcement, after which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ... More >>

UPDATE: Government opts for $886M 'phased eradication'

Monday, 28 May 2018, 9:40 pm | BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Government opts for $886M 'phased eradication' of Mycoplasma bovis (Updates to add comment from PM, Agriculture Minister throughout) More >>

Govt opts for $886M 'phased eradication' of Mycoplasma bovis

Monday, 28 May 2018, 9:29 pm | BusinessDesk

May 28 (BusinessDesk) - The government will try to eradicate the Mycoplasma bovis cattle disease that was first detected nearly a year ago to protect the national herd and the long-term productivity of the farming sector. More >>

Rural press in retreat in time of crisis

Monday, 28 May 2018, 4:22 pm | RNZ

In the midst of a national cattle disease crisis, the rural press is being shaken up. Some titles are changing hands and the country's biggest news publisher Stuff is closing weekly farming papers and cutting its reporting. But its rivals say farmers ... More >>

'Slavery on an industrial scale' in fishing industry

Monday, 28 May 2018, 3:53 pm | RNZ

A private investigator says he found harrowing slavery on an industrial scale when he looked into the actions of international fishing fleets. More >>